Logan Health Nurses Ratify First Union Contract

After two years of negotiations mired in deep division and characterized by back-and-forth public accusations, Logan Health administrators and unionized nurses found themselves in agreement last week when both sides expressed satisfaction with the union’s first contract.

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, which is representing Logan Health’s bargaining unit of 650 unionized nurses, announced that nurses voted to ratify their first union contract on Sept. 15, praising the agreement for providing “a stronger voice in staffing decisions, wages and benefits that workers say will help recruit and retain staff during a nationwide nursing shortage.”